blunderer


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blun·der

 (blŭn′dər)
n.
A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
v. blun·dered, blun·der·ing, blun·ders
v.intr.
1. To make a mistake.
2. To move clumsily or haltingly.
v.tr.
1. To make a mistake in; botch: would-be thieves blundering a break-in.
2. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.

[From Middle English blunderen, to go blindly, perhaps from Old Swedish blundra, have one's eyes closed, from Old Norse blunda.]

blun′der·er n.
blun′der·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: blunder, bumble1, flounder1, lumber2, lurch1, stagger, stumble, totter
These verbs mean to move awkwardly or unsteadily: blundered about the dark room; bumbled in the door and knocked over a chair; floundered up the muddy path; an elephant lumbering along a trail; twisted her ankle and lurched home; staggered under the heavy weight; stumbled down the hall in a stupor; tottered across the finish line in exhaustion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blunderer - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetenceblunderer - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
incompetent, incompetent person - someone who is not competent to take effective action

blunderer

noun
A clumsy person:
Slang: screwup.
Translations

blunderer

[ˈblʌndərəʳ] Nmetepatas mf

blunderer

nSchussel m (inf); (socially) → Elefant m (inf)

blunderer

[ˈblʌndərəʳ] nimbranato/a
References in classic literature ?
What an impudent blunderer this fellow is,' said Pott, turning from pink to crimson.
A great uproar was raised, but he was unsuspected; while Dub, an awkward blunderer who was always getting caught, was punished for Buck's misdeed.
But between unarmed men the battle is to the strong, where the strong is no blunderer, and Arthur must sink under a well-planted blow of Adam's as a steel rod is broken by an iron bar.
The Bench was nothing to me but an insensible blunderer.
She had an exquisite tact and insight in relation to all points of manners; but the people she lived among were blunderers and busybodies.
Other notable moves included Min going up 7lb to 167 for his Coral Dublin Chase triumph, while lastfence blunderer from that race Ordinary World is up 6lb to 155.
There he was duly reminded of his status as the most loathed person around the table and his position as blunderer abroad.
Khanna continued: "Napoleon once said worse than a crime is a blunder, and Salman strikes me as a blunderer.
Here we have, in relation to the future economic credibility of the country, David the deluded, Boris the blunderer, Liam the loner - what a team.
To flatten the speaker of Montale's books into the protagonist of Senilita or La coscienza di Zeno is to reduce him to the limited perspective of the typical modernist figure of the blunderer.
The film is adapted from Highsmith's third novel 'The Blunderer,' with a screenplay by Susan Boyd and retitled 'A Kind of Murder.
The Belgian blunderer is 6-1 with Ladbrokes to score at least 16 Premier League goals this season - as bad a bet as he is a buy.